Monday, April 8, 2013

Summer Line Fav's

The Summer Line launched TODAY!!
I wish I could personally tell you my fav's, but I accidentally shipped it to my old address...and I'm waiting to hear if it came in yet.

But so are my fav's:
Pouf- Elephant


Shine Bracelet
Part of the Autism Awareness Collection

Juniper Statement Necklace

Wanderlust Triple Wrap
Comes in many colors 

The Classic

Check out the entire collection at

P.S: Book your Summer Line debut trunk show today and earn free jewelry! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wear Blue Day

Today is wear blue day in support of Autism Awareness during the entire month of April.
Autism (as well as other "spectrum" disorders) has a special place in my heart.
No, I'm not Autistic. No one in my family has autism.

1 in 88 kids are Autistic today, and with Autism comes other related disorders such as ADHD, ADD, etc...

My brother has ADHD. He is the funniest person I know, is the most accepting non-judgemental person I have ever met, yet has a heart of gold. But he has struggled. Struggled since second grade when he was labeled as ADHD. That label followed him all the way through school. The power of the label of ADHD consumed him through school. Very few of his teachers expected him to succeed in the  classroom because he was "ADHD." Therefore he thought he was dumb, inferior, stupid. In reality he's so smart, but never realized it because of his label.

You may ask.."What does ADHD and Autism have to do with each other?"
The point of the story is the fact that spectrum disorder kids are labelled from the time that they are diagnosed to the rest of their lives. They are looked at differently, treated differently, and talked to differently. When in reality, they are just ordinary kids with special talents.

Randi at Our Modern Day Fairytale has a son named Shaun who is Autistic. She blogs about day to day life, as well as the struggles and milestones that Shaun has. She wrote such a beautiful post about being a mom with an Autistic son- so go check it out~

Also...she is doing a Stella & Dot giveaway (sponsored by me!) for the Support Autism Awareness month. The giveaway is for the Shine Bracelet--it's a really awesome bracelet! Head on over to Stella & Dot to check out the entire Support Autism Awareness collection!
20% of the proceeds from each of these items bought will go to the HollyRod Foundation

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stella & Dot Summer Sneek Peek!

Hey Everyone!
Here I am updating in my little corner of the internet.
Super quick post today as I am unpacking, getting ready for school, and learning how to live without TV.

I am a Stella & Dot "stylist" on top of many other things I do. I do Stella & Dot mostly for fun and because they really do have awesome jewelry. I also do in home or online trunk shows--so if you're interested in being a hostess, earning free jewelry..let's chat!

The summer line is launching in a few NOW is the perfect time to host a show!

These babies will be give fo FREE (1 pair- aqua or coral)  to the first 3 people that book a show!
Book your show today...send me an email!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How to create style?'s been 1 million years since I've blogged. Oops. Sorry to whoever reads this little slice of heaven.

Here's a low down on what's happened since the last time I blogged:
The boy is just being a rockstar Parts Manager for MHC Kenworth in Savannah. I'm still going to Chiropractic school. No, I haven't graduated. Yes, I am close to graduating- I'll be done in December. Currently we're trying to decide where to move, once I walk across the stage with the most expensive piece of paper EVER. By the time it's said and done, over $200,000 will be spent on just Chiropractic school. Awesome! Rant-done!

On to my newest question- How do I create a style for myself?
Silly question, I know. But the other day I went to a private small concert with my friend Rachael and her husband. We went and listened to Rachael's brother-in-law play at a bar in Atlanta. Which was a total event for me, because I live a fairly uneventful life. But, her and I started talking about all the trendy people that were there. Then the question came up "how do I create a style for me?"
She's a Chiropractor and I'm in school to be a Chiropractor. We both are 5'10"ish and are not coordinated (nor have the desire) to walk in heels all day long. We each have child bearing hips a solid foundation. We don't like having our lady parts out and about, and we don't want to be restricted. Yes, we come with a WHOLE lot of problems.
But seriously, how do I create a versatile style for myself? Help me out.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Before I die..

Hello All!
The past 3 months have been incredibly crazy! Between school, clinic and still having a life, I haven't had much time to blog!

Here's the low down on what's been happening!
I am officially an intern in our outpatient clinic! So, if anyone is looking for a good chiropractor that is incredibly affordable in the Atlanta area- let me know! If you have questions on what chiropractic is, how it can help you/your family I would love to talk with you!
(P.S--2013 is going to be the best year!)

Over Thanksgiving we packed up the car and headed to Nebraska for a week! My dad was home his R&R leave from Kuwait. It was such a nice week to spend at home with the family!
Dad's first meal state side!

Furbaby Crosby!

Rob, Me, Fasha

Love this little booger! 

We're not sisters but we could be!

Mommsey and me!


The one and only Crosby 

Packed to capacity

Rob has been one hard working man at MHC! I am so proud of him, he is extremely good at what he does and has worked so hard to get his branch going in the right direction!

With 2013 around the corner that means pressure of making "resolutions"...well, Rob and I don't make resolutions. Instead we have our ___ by ___ list and our "Before I Die" list.

The ____ by ____ list is determined by our age!
So mine is 24 by 24
(P.S this was created in October, when I turned 23!)
Here's a little preview of my list..

My "Before I Die" list was created out of inspiration! One of my instructors showed us this video from (video:
A woman by the name of Candy Chang changed her neighborhood in New Orleans by a simple statement of "Before I Die I want to _________." It's such an inspiring video!

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Big Thank You!

A local radio station is doing "The Big Thank You" again this year. The goal is to write enough letters to send to the troops who are deployed, so they each get a letter on Thanksgiving. My dad is currently deployed, and I am thankful I will get to spend Thanksgiving with him...but many will have to go through the holiday season without their soldier. I encourage you..and your friends, family, co-workers and even students to take 5 minutes and write a hand written letter!
Please visit this link to the Big Thank You's webpage for more information: Big Thank You 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chiro Missions: Dominican Republic

I am back from the Dominican Republic and wanted to thank you for all of your support and prayers. The trip was an eye-opening experience, but well worth it. We stayed in the city of Cabarete and went to various places in the community each day.

This little boy was chowing on a mango one morning..this is what the city looks like

The first day of adjusting we were at a school where in the morning is primarily elementary students, about 700 students attend in the morning, and in the afternoon 900 students attend (a mix of high school/middle school and kindergarten). This day I probably adjusted 150-175 students. They were so grateful for our care, and it was really amazing to see how their face would light up after the adjustment. 
We adjusted the students in this classroom for the morning session

These are the cutest little girls who would bounce between my table and another girl Kristen's table. They were so sweet.

More kiddos that we adjusted the first day and in the afternoon the second day
The lobby we adjusted the students in during the afternoon

The second day I was in a school/community center. We saw a mix of students and adults. This is the day I saw MANY things I would probably never see. My first patient was a teenage girl who fractured her skull when she was a baby, with the injury she developed bacterial meningitis. She was a very rigid and spastic patient. I adjusted her, and it helped her a bit...but I was really nervous to adjust her. I also saw a man who had 8 surgeries on his feet, because his feet were in the shape of an S- that's how his bones were formed. He also could not hold anything in his left hand because of an injury to the nerves in his neck. I adjusted him, and gave him some exercises to do to help him with his muscle strength. It was a very interesting day, I was forced to think like a doctor--well, be the doctor. The afternoon we went back to the school we were at on the first day.
This is a community center/school that we were at in the morning

These boys were around the entire morning at the school, and would help other kids getting on and off the table

The third day was an adventure- we were lost for 2 hours. In the Dominican, people will give you directions even if they have NO idea where the place is. When we finally arrived, we were at a catholic church. This was probably my favorite day because of 2 specific cases. One was a 90 year old man who was in so much pain, he could not lift his right leg. To walk he would drag his right leg. I adjusted his neck, another girl adjusted the rest of his spine. He was still in so much pain, at my doctor I was paired with adjusted him. Afterward he felt so good he stood up and started dancing. He gave Dr. Rauch and the other girl a hug, and then came and hugged me...for like 10 minutes. After the hug, I went to help him down from the stage, and he jumped off like a little kid. 
After him, there was a mom and son who I called over to my chair. I thought the kid had cerebral palsy based on his body position. Instead, when he was one he fell and developed a traumatic brain injury. His body was in the shape of a V, with the "point of the V" being his ribcage. His ribcage was flat, so he could not take a deep breath. He can't walk, or talk. He can smile, wave his arms, and make moaning sounds. His body is so rigid, it was like holding a board. Dr. Rauch put him on the table, his legs made the shape of a triangle with his feet pointing to the ceiling. He did some slow, soft manipulation to his neck and it calmed him down a little bit. I ended up holding him while his mom was adjusted; He was so peaceful- he held my hands and just laid there. But you could see the sparkle in his eyes, that even though he will never be able to fully live, he is able to express love and happiness. 
This particular kid really hit home the point that I want to work with kids- healthy kids, kids on the spectrum, brain injuries, vaccine injuries..etc. 

This trip really reinforced that I am in the right profession. Even though the food was terrible, and you can't drink the water..I plan on going back. There was a lot to learn from these people. The Dominicans are poor. The majority of the houses are 4 walls made of blocks with cut outs for windows, and a roof. Chickens are all over the place, dogs are all over the place and the people have very little. They have enough to make their basic needs met, and they are the happiest people I have ever met in my life. Even though we couldn't communicate with each other, a simple smile and hug was exactly what these people needed. Overall, it was a very humbling experience. I met many awesome doctors and future doctors.

I plan on going back next September to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.